New York Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17
6415 Yorktown Circle, East Syracuse, NY, 13057
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Choose the way you want to learn!
This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)
8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
8:30 – 11:45 am EDT
Lunch (on your own)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EDT
12:45 – 5:00 pm EDT
James A. D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP
Overview of Special Inspections
Scope and timeline
Statement of special inspections and testing
Special inspector and testing agent qualifications, accreditation
Contracts and conflicts of interest
Soils and Foundation Inspection and Testing
Soil inspection vs geotechnical consultant
Existing soil conditions
Masonry Inspection and Testing
Reinforced masonry pre-grout inspection
Grout testing, mortar prism testing
Concrete Inspection and Testing
Pre-placement inspection of forms and reinforcement
Concrete sampling and testing
Post-placement inspection: curing, etc.
Steel Inspection and Testing
Inspection of steel frames
Weld inspection and testing
Bolt inspection and testing
Pre-engineered metal buildings
Other Steel Inspections
Open-web steel joists
Cold-formed steel framing
Cold-formed steel trusses
Inspection of wood structural elements
Wood fasteners and connections
Architectural wall panels
Metal plate-connected wood trusses
Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS)
Seismic and Wind Resistance
Inspections, tests, observations
Wind resistance – observations
Load Tests and Material and Test Standards
Discrepancies and Reports
Reports and discrepancy list
7.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to
professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in
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architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects (Regulations of the
This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units
(Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.
The New York State Education Department considers courses as approved for New
York State mandatory continuing education for professional engineers if the sponsor’s
courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education
System and are in approved subject areas.
Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area
of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction
contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education
requirement for contractors.
In-person attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available
after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance
certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event online,
respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the
presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
James D'Aloisio P.E. SECB LEED AP
Principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse
Mr. D’Aloisio is a principal with Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, a structural engineering, landscape architecture, and building envelope services firm in East Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mr. D’Aloisio is a registered professional engineer in New York and Massachusetts, and he has been certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB) since its inception in 2007. He is a member and past president (1997-1998) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Syracuse Section, and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York State (SEAoNY). Mr. D’Aloisio is a member of ASCE/SEI’s Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Committee, the Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings Committee, and the Sustainability Committee, and he is a member of Committee ACI 318-N. He is a trained infrared thermographer. Mr. D’Aloisio received the Order of the Engineer at Syracuse University in 1997. His 30-plus years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer has primarily involved the design of new building structures, additions, and modifications, and analyses, assessments, and investigations of structures and facades. Specialties include detailing to minimize structural thermal bridging, the use of alternative structural systems and design approaches that can reduce the CO2 emissions of structures and foundations. Mr. D’Aloisio has been involved in numerous special inspection projects, including developing statements of special inspections, performing inspections, and facilitating discrepancy resolutions. He has also performed over 150 structural forensic investigations, and he has presented over 300 times.
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Course Title: New York Special Inspections under the IBC Chapter 17
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines what materials and construction processes are subject to special inspections and testing under the International Building Code, including those for soils and foundations, masonry, concrete, steel, wood, fire-resistant materials, exterior insulation finishes, smoke control, and seismic and wind loads.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for soil conditions and foundations, masonry, and concrete.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for steel frames, shop fabrication, bolts, connection details, welding, pre-engineered metal buildings, steel decking, cold-formed steel framing, open-weld steel joists, and cold-formed steel trusses.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for wood construction, including fasteners and connections, architectural wall panels, and metal plate connected wood trusses.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify code compliance and testing requirements for fire-resistant materials, exterior insulation and finish systems, smoke control, and seismic and wind resistance.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building materials, construction, and code compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 02/19/2024
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